Trading up: Bishopstown Avenue, Cork; €425,000

There are ancient monuments and mounds dotted around the Hill of Tara in Meath’s Boyne valley.

Size: 168 sq m (1,780 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4 


But in the case of Cork’s and Leeside’s Tara, on The Ridgeway, it’s mid 1900s homes as far as the eye can see, with the looming presence of the CUH medical campus just a few hundred yards away.

This Tara, off the Model Farm Road by the back of the University Hospital, is in one of the more sought-after settings in Cork’s western suburbs, reckons auctioneer Jarlath Boyd of Timothy Sullivan Associates who’s charged with the sale of the well-kept semi-d, built around 1960 and with nigh-on 1,800 sq ft.

Mr Boyd guides Tara at €425,000, and it has interconnecting (via sliding glazed doors), front and back reception rooms, with marble fireplace to the front, there’s also a breakfast room with fireplace and patio access, and the adjacent kitchen/dining room is about 20’ deep and about 12’ wide.

Also at ground level is an attached garage, part-accommodating a utility room, with a shower room/WC to hand too.

Tara has a nice, wide hall with oak floor and overhead are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside it faces a green, has off-street parking in front, and has a small back garden with an outbuilding.

VERDICT: Well-set for a sale


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